Teachers' Pay

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th April 1995.

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Photo of Mrs Gillian Shephard Mrs Gillian Shephard Secretary of State for Education and Science 12:00 am, 25th April 1995

Teacher numbers fluctuate each year. There is a turnover in such a large work force of some 30,000 annually. I do not expect large numbers of redundancies this year. Last year we were told that there would be many redundancies, but in fact teacher numbers increased by 1,000. There may have to be some adjustments in some areas, but one would expect that in view of fluctuations in pupil numbers and other organisational changes.